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achromatophil

[ ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh- ]
/ ˌeɪ krəˈmæt ə fɪl, ˌæk rə-, eɪˈkroʊ mə tə- /
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adjective

Also a·chro·mat·o·phil·ic [ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-]. /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/. having little or no affinity for stains.

noun

an achromatophil cell or tissue.

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Origin of achromatophil

First recorded in 1905–10; achromat(ic) + -o- + -phil
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Medical definitions for achromatophil

achromatophil
[ ā′krō-mătə-fĭl, ăk′rō-, ā-krōmə-tə-, ə-krō- ]

adj.

Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains.

n.

A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.

Other words from achromatophil

a′chro•mo•philic (-fĭlĭk) null adj.
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